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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed here the night of our wedding. Rooms are a good size and comfortable beds. The shower heads dripped for a long time after use which was very frustrating! However we had a comfortable stay and would stay again. Breakfast was nice, but not mind blowing!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to the area and second visit to the running horse. Went for an evening meal on Friday. Lovely atmosphere, good service and great food. Would return again. Reasonably priced and adequate portions.

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Upminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very great breakfast, friendly, helpful service. Bit noisy in the morning (our room was nearest to the pub). Happy for us to sit in the pub all afternoon while we caught up with friends. My husband said the beer was good!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this establishment for a two nighter in superior room and not disappointed as lovely bedroom . The pub/restaurant also top notch and locals bar staff. Dry friendly and helpful. Had pigs cheeks on Saturday night and this meal was excellent so I made comment of praise to the chef. Can't fault this place as a base to explore Winchester

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Thank Alan C
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a family meal on a Sunday. Lovely little place. Good parking and nice staff. However when our food came it was small portions and I ordered a roast, food was cold but it wasn't warm either. Don't think I'll be having a meal here again. Seemed nice enough inside to go for a quite drink but that...

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anitapeel, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this review

Good Evening ISAACDCRDA I appreciate you taking the time to review your Sunday lunch here last week. I do not recall any complaints during that Sunday lunch service, perhaps you felt you could not bring your displeasure to my attention on the day. We are confident that the portion sizes of the roasts reflect the price point that we charge...

Winchester,
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I would love to say "Stay away" but that would be selfish and unfair. On arrival the staff were genuinely welcoming. (Bearing in mind I am large shaven head tattooed biker) I was shown to an outside cabin lodge type accommodation, when I was shown the room I was taken back. The room was very clean and well presented, very...

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anitapeel, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this review

Dear Paul P What a review, thank you so much! It certainly seems that you were pleasantly surprised by so many aspects of your stay here especially the facilities in the rooms, and the welcome of the staff. Kind Regards Anita Peel General Manager

Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

They have A really good new ale, the silver blaze . With a nice warm and friendly welcome from the crew . Plus good food And A nice log fire. I look forward to returning. Plus it's is A very nice place for a coffee and a chat and meet up with your friends.

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anitapeel, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Chris F The Silver blaze has certainly proved popular and it will be back on the pumps in a week or so you will be pleased to hear. It is great that you find the pub so welcoming both in ambiance and from the staff! Many Thanks Anita Peel General Manager

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night on business and enjoyed it. The sea bream risotto at dinner was really good. I had a standard room (I didn't realise there was an upgrade) which, contrary to some of the reviews was toasty warm. There was even an electric heater if you wanted it. Strong and consistent free wifi. I've seen that the bathrooms...

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anitapeel, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this review

Dear LondonBarneys I appreciate your comments regarding the aspects of the rooms both positive and not so positive. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food and the general atmosphere of the pub. The bathrooms are due a refresh in the near future, which we hope will bring them closer to the standard of our luxury doubles. Regards...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We visited this hotel/restaurant as a 'half-way' meeting point to catch up with friends. The welcome was warm, friendly, and the room, which was located in a chalet style ground floor block, was clean and tidy. The bar had a good selection of real ales and the food, which was delivered in good time and was hot, nicely presented, and...

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anitapeel, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this review

Dear Pilot1957 We are grateful for you taking the time to post your review your stay here at The Running Horse which seemed to be a positive experience. We hope to choose to visit us again in the future. Kind Regards Anita Peel General Manager

Manchester
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stayed at the Running Horse for 3 nights shortly before Christmas and were very impressed . Our room was extremely comfortable and quiet. It was a superior room and the shower made it worth every penny of the extra we paid. The pub itself was warm and friendly. The staff were, without exception, always friendly and helpful. We were...

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anitapeel, General Manager at The Running Horse, responded to this review

Good Evening MaryManchester What a glowing review it seems as if all boxes were ticked for you during your stay! We enjoyed welcoming your family for their pre celebrations and the post morning breakfast where some were very much in need of a full English! Your positive and complimentary comments have been passed on to the staff and we look...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A charming and cosy English pub, The Running Horse is nestled in the village of Littleton just outside the historic city of Winchester. Its idyllic countryside setting makes it a destination of choice for fans of country leisure pursuits and touring groups as well as businesses. The 9 stylish bedrooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, Freeview TV, tea/coffee facilities, as well as private bathrooms or shower rooms. Whatever the season or occasion, The Running Horse makes for a welcoming stop. The locally-brewed Upham ales, wine and champagne lists complement an exciting, seasonal lunch and dinner menu, which are carefully created using locally-sourced ingredients. A choice of three Sunday roasts and a selection of homemade ice creams and sorbets are firm favourites. A full breakfast menu is also available daily. Just 4 miles from the M3 motorway, and a 25 minute drive from the New Forest National Park, The Running Horse is easily accessible and also offers ample free, on-site parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Running Horse

Address: 88 Main Road | Littleton, Winchester SO22 6QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Winchester
Price Range: ₹ 6,349 - ₹ 10,080 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Running Horse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Both standard rooms and superior rooms are around a courtyard. Superior rooms have power shower but all were comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryManchester, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“These comments relate to the restaurant as we had not booked accommodation.”
 of 5 bubbles Nomeat4me, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Superior Rooms offer a more private frontage & are not viewable from the Pubs Beer Garden.”
 of 5 bubbles 61Michael2015, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't be put off by the fact that it's not in the heart of Winchester.”
 of 5 bubbles KeithE731, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Easy accessibility to all rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Cookiejoe26, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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